Neal Freeman, member of the Board of Directors of the National Review for thirty-eight years, recounted his memories—good and bad—working for Mr. Buckley’s magazine, and the reasons he resigned in 2004:
When I put down my copy of NR, I felt a genuinely new sensation. For the first time in my long association with the magazine, I was ashamed. If only in an attenuated way, I felt somehow complicit. All of the moral capital we had accumulated over the years, all of the credibility we had earned by weeding out the Randians, the Birchers, the racists, the anti-Semites, and the 24-hour nutbars -- all of it was used to leverage an ad hominem attack on one of our oldest friends.You can read the rest here.